A 40-year-old Henry Anaele, was on Wednesday remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly beating his wife to death over N200.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, said the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public prosecutions (DPP).
Anaele, whose plea was not taken, had appeared on a charge of murder. Insp. Cousin Adams told the court that the accused had committed the offence on June 15, about 11.45 p.m, at No. 72, Goodness Estate, Satellite Town, Lagos.
He said that the accused had found out that someone gave his wife– Chinyere, 35, the sum of N200, which did not go down well with him.
“This angered the accused who beat up his wife to death for collecting the money,’’ he said.
The offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes a death sentence for offenders. The magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 6.